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International Journal of Home Science

2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART B

Behavior pattern induced by drug and substance abuse among drivers in Lucknow city

Author(s): D Shailja, K Sharmila and Sunita Mishra
Substance abuse is a global phenomenon found the most of countries of the world among youth. Most of drug abusers under the age of 30 years. There are 320 million young people between ages of 15-29 years dying from alcohol related cause, resulting in 9% of all the deaths in that age group. Although it covers various rang age group, it’s mostly common in drivers between 20-35 years of age. A total number 50 structured questionnaires distributed to the respondents, followed by face to face interview to establish a relationship between what is the questionnaire and responses from the interview. It has been found out that driver of the age range 26-35 years were more numbers in term of drug use. Marital status and low level of education also play a role in drug abuse. Inter into fight at workplace, lost the job, fight with friends, parents and others and create problem with Spouse/ parents and other family members are some of the behavior consequences in drug abuse. Use drug as to entertain or feel relax and fresh (34%) and feel lonely and alone (48%) were prime reasons of use of substance abuse. Majority of drivers obtain abusive substance from their feel lonely and alone. chewing Gutkha (30%), chewing tobacco (24%), chewing paan (16%), cheap branded alcohol (14%), smoking (Bidhi) (10%) and marijuana (6%) were predominantly use. Tobacco and Gutkha were mostly abused. Involvement in fights, vandalism, and criminal activities were observed to be closely associated with the substance abusive behavior.
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How to cite this article:
D Shailja, K Sharmila, Sunita Mishra. Behavior pattern induced by drug and substance abuse among drivers in Lucknow city. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(3):67-70.

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